incorporating options to minimize the environmental footprints of a cleanup
- Use of ASTM Standard Guide for Greener Cleanups at North Ridge Estates Superfund site
- Revised ISO 14001:2015 standard for environmental management systems focusing on environmental pillar of sustainability
- Integrated planning of impermeable cap and 7 MW solar power facility at Brick Township Landfill Superfund site
- Research on biodegradable oil-herding agent as alternative to silicone-based chemicals for oil spills in water
- ESTCP demonstration of passive flux meter for fractured rock
- New Submetering Wizard for choosing techniques to control and monitor electricity, natural gas or water consumption
- 10.86 MW solar energy system atop a permeable soil cover at Reilly Tar & Chemical NPL site
- NREL issues best practices handbook for characterizing location-specific solar resources
- Call for abstracts: SustRem 2016 international conference in Montreal
- News archives...
- October 19 Quantitative Evaluation for Greener Cleanups Using SEFA Workshop in Amherst
- October 19-22 AEHS Annual International Conference on Soils, Sediments, Water, and Energy in Amherst
- November 17 CLU-IN webinar on Implementing Greener Cleanups through ASTM's Standard Guide (E2893-13)
- December 10-11 Groundwater High-Resolution Site Characterization training in Atlanta
- More on the calendar...
At the Pharmacia and Upjohn Company LLC site in New Haven, Connecticut, the ASTM Standard Guide for Greener Cleanups (E2893-13) was used to screen and prioritize greener cleanup best management practices (BMPs). Remediation technologies to be used in corrective action at this 78-acre site include groundwater extraction and treatment, a perimeter groundwater hydraulic barrier wall, excavation and onsite consolidation of impacted soils, sediment dredging, soil cover systems and in situ thermal remediation. Through use of the standard guide, more than 80 prioritized BMPs were incorporated into the design and implementation of the corrective action.
in the field
GR Best Management Practices
- An Introduction (PDF) (2 pp, 114K)
- Excavation and Surface Restoration (PDF) (4 pp, 238K)
- Site Investigation (PDF) (4 pp, 179K)
- Pump and Treat Technologies (PDF) (8 pp, 225K)
- Bioremediation (PDF) (4 pp, 176K)
- Soil Vapor Extraction & Air Sparging (PDF) (4 pp, 131K)
- Clean Fuel & Emission Technologies for Site Cleanup (PDF) (10 pp, 354K)
- Integrating Renewable Energy into Site Cleanup (PDF) (8 pp, 335K)
- Sites with Leaking Underground Storage Tank Systems (PDF) (6 pp, 448K)
- Landfill Cover Systems & Energy Production (PDF) (6 pp, 465K)
- Overview of EPA's Methodology to Address the Environmental Footprint of Site Cleanup (PDF) (2 pp, 176K)
- Mining Sites (PDF) (6 pp, 535K)
- Implementing In Situ Thermal Technologies (PDF) (6 pp, 249K)
- Materials and Waste Management (PDF) (4pp, 397K)
Upcoming Topics (PDF) (1 pg, 240K)
GR Technology Primer (PDF) (56 pp, 814K):
Incorporating Sustainable Environmental Practices into Remediation of Contaminated Sites
- EPA Strategic Plan, FY 2014-2018
- ...EPA's hazardous waste programs also are working to reduce the energy use and environmental footprint during the investigation and remediation of hazardous waste sites.
Goal 3: Cleaning Up Communities and Advancing Sustainable Development
EPA's Methodology for Understanding and Reducing a Project's Environmental Footprint uses 21 metrics and a seven-step process to quantify energy, air, water, and materials & waste comprising the environmental footprint of a remedy. The supporting Spreadsheets for Environmental Footprint Analysis (SEFA) workbooks are available to help users estimate each of the methodology's metrics on a site-specific basis. Related background studies, examples, and data gathering tools offer additional information of value to environmental footprint assessment.
Learn about executive orders, requirements, and guidance on energy and water management, green purchasing, and environmental stewardship
Questions and comments about EPA's green remediation efforts may be forwarded to:
Carlos Pachon, Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation.